In the Better Homes and Gardens January 2017 issue
, there are quite some ideas in the Better Health section, starting on page 115.
Leiann Lynn Rose Spontaneo
First, it is stated that we should consume 8 servings of fruits and vegetables daily for a mood boost as produce may enhance optimism.
Following, it is explained, we are 10 times more likely to change bad habits if we tweet, track and reward.
As for tweeting, sharing our efforts creates accountability and support.
When tracking, one may monitor progress.
By treating, you reward your success, producing feel-good chemicals.
In an article, by Hallie Devine, to eat great and lose weight, requires one to consume enough micronutrients which aid in metabolism, appetite and energy.
Calcium is a bone-building mineral that also is a fat burner
Magnesium is crucial for energy and keeps your metabolism humming
Vitamin C is needed to make carnitine, a molecule required to burn body fat
Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin, as it is created when exposed to the sun. This helps you stay energized and burn body fat
Iron transports oxygen to cells making it crucial for brain and muscle power
Folate keeps your energy up and your organs working properly
Potassium helps power you through a workout by preventing muscle fatique and cramps
**Probiotics and Prebiotics, though not micronutrients, play a part in maintaining levels of good bacteria to burn fat and keep blood sugar levels stable.
Reading this issue was definitely worth the while. Usually one is told unreal directions or suggestions in books and magazines.
The only problem I could see is knowing how to store 8 fruits and vegetables a day multiplied by 7 days in a week, with a month usually lasting 30 to 31 days! One would really have to be very creative...
All-in-all, a thumbs-up!
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